Venous Blood Gases

Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GASV MBG1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin)

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL syringe or 4 mL green top - must be full

Cause for rejection: Clotted, Specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles

Sample collected in microtainer will not be accepted

Storage: On Ice

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Ion selective electrode/Calculations

Special Instructions: Notify lab if patient's temperature is other than 37C to correct results which are temperature dependent. Place specimen on ice and deliver to laboratory immediately.

OC Power Word: LVGASVEN

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report.

CPT Code: 82805

Panel Includes: Total Hgb, pH, PCO2, pO2, HCO3, Tco2, O2 Saturation, O2 hgb, Std Base Excess

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